Ambitious Juventus facing challenges to title defence

Despite forwards Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente arriving to reinforce what appeared to be the only chink in Juve's armour, some believe the club may struggle to claim a third consecutive title for the first time since a five-title winning streak between 1931-1935.

updated: August 23, 2013 14:06 IST
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Milan: Juventus are ready to kickstart the new season reinforced by at least two key signings and hoping to claim a first hat-trick of consecutive titles in Italy's Serie A since the 1930s.

But the domestic aims of Antonio Conte's side, virtually untouchable last season when they triumphed with a nine-point cushion on Napoli, could be kept in check by Napoli, AC Milan and Fiorentina.

And a number of other factors, according to observers.

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